- Jun 16, 2020
I think a big issue is if someone is using a tracker that is not recognised by the police, the police would be reluctant to respond to a call about a stolen caravan as they have no way of knowing if the call is genuine or not.
Secondly it is unlikely that the police will take instructions from a member of the public telling the police where the caravan is going plus the fact that the call has to be relayed via a police call centre so by the time the police in the vehicle get the instruction, the thieves may have gone down another road. Lastly there is always the danger it is a hoax call.
However if the call was coming from a known reputable tracking centre like Tracker or Phantom Tracker, they will probably respond
Don't agree with that Ian. If the owner reports it as stolen on what grounds can they dispute it. Also, there is no need to deal through a third party. With the username and password, the police can track it directly.
But I would agree they may provide a faster response to a recognised company with agreements and protocols set up.
If I reported my van as stolen to the police and they did not believe me, I would be somewhat upset.